Arson attack at RDP hair salon
A Molotov cocktail caused relatively minor damage when thrown into this Maurice Duplessis Blvd. hair salon. (Sept 17, 2013)
Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:44AM EDT
Montreal's arson squad is investigating a Molotov cocktail attack that happened overnight in Riviere des Prairies.
The fire department rushed several trucks to a strip mall on Maurice Duplessis Blvd. near Alexis Carrel Ave. at 3 a.m. after fire alarms went off.
Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish a small fire in a hair salon, and in doing so discovered that the front window of the establishment had been deliberately smashed, and an incendiary device thrown inside.
The damage from the arson was relatively minor, and nobody was hurt.
Police will talk to the owners of the hair salon to determine if they have any idea why someone would try to destroy their business.